Sunday, April 11, 2010

Once upon a time...

I *used* to be a blogger. I used to blog all the time. "Blog" was a verb for me, not a noun. And now it feels like, well, like it's that place I try to go to now and then to catch up with old friends, but only when I'm not at work or not catching up with laundry, and only when someone else is not using the computer, since that's my only doorway to see those friends... ouff. I'm going to have to try harder, I feel like I'm not here often enough. When did that happen? Not that my life is especially busy or crazy - yes I do work full time, yes I do have three kids and a dog and two cats, and a house bursting with activity, but so what? So does everyone else, so big whoop.
So anyway I'm going to TRY to get on here more often. That's my rant for today, thanks for listening, world.

So... here's the scoop: I left my job with the telecommunications company.

Oh yes I DID.

But for a super-good reason - I recently came across a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (cleverly disguised as a want-ad) for a full-time reporter, and I pounced like a mama lion. I had that resume, cover letter and several samples of my writing ready to go in less than 24 hours... I wanted that job SOOOO BAD. I was thinking about it all the time! For several days, every hour, almost every minute of the DAY I was thinking about it. I swear, I've never wanted a certain job so strongly in my entire life.


I am happily working now in that office, and sometimes I'm out on the road while investigating new happenings in the area for a story, or trying to get an interview (I'm naturally curious, and I don't usually take no for an answer, but I'm also extremely aware of the objectivity, clarity, responsibility and discretion needed in the world of journalism, especially in small communities... so this is the perfect fit for me). So um.... what was I saying... oh yes, I remember... YAY!!!!

:) So that's an update for me. Otherwise the world is progressing as usual. The two oldest kids are laughing and arguing in the kitchen while doing their chores (sure, why not), the youngest is visiting with my dear friend who is like an auntie to her, and the shaggy dog went to the "beauty spa" to get his haircut yesterday so he can see again, thank goodness. Oh, and the snow hills are almost melted in my backyard.

Have a great day, and I wish you enough sunshine and rain to grow flowers (but not enough to call for a state of emergency). Think I might just take a nap today!

Happy Sunday! Later! :)